Peter McKay

...expeditions and his love of Alaska, McKay cemented many wonderful friendships over the years.Bud Carpeneti, former Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, often hiked, biked, and traveled with McKay--as did the whole Carpeneti family...
Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...position would be that [any] corporation could be required to use PAC funds rather than general treasury funds."Chief Justice John Roberts then asked, "And if they didn't, you could ban it?" to which Stewart said, "If they didn't...
Today in History

...tornado struck Worcester (WU'-stur), Massachusetts.In 1969, the Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.In 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's...
LA NAACP head resigns over move to honor Sterling

...Court removed him as a judge.He had "systematically and routinely sold his office and his public trust," then-Chief Justice Michael Cavanagh said at the time.In April, three judges with California's State Bar Court denied Jenkins' most...
The struggle to find jobs after jail

...benefits can include tax breaks and fidelity bonding as a form of business insurance.Retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti told the audience at the jail that recidivism rates are still "shockingly high" in Alaska. More...
My Turn: Judicial selection process doesn't need fixing

...regularly-voting members are lawyers, and a fourth, the chief justice, votes to break tie votes (four votes are needed to...HJR33.? Walter L. (Bud) Carpeneti served as the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court from 2009-12.
My Turn: Alaska's Constitution isn't broken

...the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The Chief Justice serves ex-officio as chair of the Council and votes...15 votes in more than a thousand votes taken has the Chief Justice cast the deciding vote with the lawyer members. There...
High court: State has duty to protect inmates

...prison system has a duty to protect the lives and health of inmates in its custody, according to the opinion written by Chief Justice Dana Fabe."We have not previously considered whether assaults by other inmates fall within the scope of a jailer's...
Letter: Leave 'merit system' for judges alone

...Alaska Bar Association, three non-attorneys appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature, and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. These members screen applicants for judicial vacancies and nominate the most qualified...
Alaska redistricting focuses on Legislature which the governor chooses two members, the presiding officers of the Alaska House and Senate choose one and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court chooses one.The idea was to create a more independent board, but there have been periodic...
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